ARRL Sections - West Virginia

West Virginia

West Virginia

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West Virginia
Charles Hardy WV8CH
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                            TO ALL WV ARRL MEMBERS

     Effective the first of March 2015 Matt Gregg, KD8OMT has resigned as Section Emergency Coordinator. Now we have an opening in the WV Staff. If you know of anyone that is interested in the position please contact me at or 304-640-4630. The qualifications for the SEC can be found at : There may be other required FEMA ICS Training if you haven't completed it yet.

     Also If anyone is interested in becoming the Section Traffic Manager you can also contact me at or 304-640-4630.




             February 2015 Report

SM: Charles Hardy, WV8CH; ASM: K8WV; ACC: N8NH;
PIC: KD8MRU; SEC:     ASEC Digital: WA8LLM;

  Please come out and support your Amateur Radio council. All WV AMATEURS are members of the WVSARC – come to the meeting and support the ARRL WV Convention. 

ALL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS CAN KEEP UP TO DATE on activities and actions in the amateur community, visit .  Lots of drop boxes – enjoy surfing and searching the site.  Support ARRL in WV – join.

  Many of you have worked very hard to keep your clubs active and assisted during severe weather events, and of course, participated in the Hamfests throughout the years.  Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.


WV AMATEUR RADIO CLUBs –Thanks to the several clubs for updating the WVSARC Club list.   Should you have an Amateur Radio Club you would like to list, just visit and click on the Add or Edit your Club Link
Charles Hardy, WV8CH, ARRL WV STM, Net Manager for the WV ARES®/RACES Emergency Net will be accepting volunteers for the 2015 monthly Net Control positions – The Net Control position would take about ½ hour one evening a month (1st  Thursday following the 6:00 PM WV Fone Net on 3810). Should you be interested in becoming a Net Control, contact 
Dan Ringer, K8WV, ARRL WV Section ASM:
Should you have a question related to amateur radio and ARRL, just contact Dan at

Keith Richmond, W8KER, ARRL WV Section OOC:
WV OO February activity – no (0) OO’s reporting and a total of 0 hours monitoring and no (0) notices sent. If you are Interested in becoming an OO you may contact Keith at

Bill Hunter, K8BS, ARRL WV Section SGL:
State Government Liaison providing support with the State OES.


Dirk Burnside, WD8PAD, ARRL WV STM:
Should you have a technical problem, just contact Dirk for assistance at
ARRL ACTIVITIES: The ARRL letter will be posted each Friday.
ARRL Letter  also available on Audio News 
W1AW General, DX, Keplerian, Propagation Bulletins
W1AW   Schedule
Visit the  website for ARES® and related information.
FEMA online independent study course that presents the concepts of Emergency
Support Function #2-Communications Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
Database – Is your MAILING ADDRESS AND NAME current in the FCC database

There seems to be an influx of new “Hams and Upgrades”, see lists below.  Please try to Elmer and support those new to the “hobby”.

WV NEW AMATEURS for February 2015 "Welcome To " Carol R Riffle, KE8AMF; Wesley J Jones, KE8AJF; Gregory J Elliot, KE8AJD; Jennifer L Elliot, KE8AJE; Johnny L Browning, KE8AJG; Judith A Johnson, KE8AJI; 
Dalton W Jeffers, KE8AJH; Terry A Clay, KE8AJY; Jared M Boone, KE8AIS; David S Kessell, KE8AIU; Bobby W Burr, KE8AIT; Evan J Mcgurrin, KE8ALA; Matthew S Ramsey, KE8AIV; Steve B Harman, KE8AJN; Argyle L Sheets, KE8AJM; John S Schiefer, KE8AIW; and Trevon W Martin, KE8ALB.

 WV Amateur Upgrades for February 2015 "CONGRATULATIONS TO"  Martin B Riffle, KD8WDA; Larry J Sydenstricker, KD8WWD; Jeffrey A Price, KA8HNS; Eric A Randolph, KI4IMA; Ronald D Smith, KD8WGF; Michael K Holbrook, KE8ADO; Howard F Knam, KD8WGB; Richard A Hanson, KE8ADN; Katherin A Sproul, KE8ABV; and Holmes L Wilkins, N8VAB  .

Be sure to Congratulate them the next time you see them or hear them on the air. 

WV ARRL MEMBER (New/Renew) –February 2015 – “WELCOME TO" Jeffrey D Woods, N8NH ; Angela M Sipes, KB3UFG; Keith A Johnson, N8IKT; Dale A Harrison, N8NTX; Michael K Holbrook KE8ADO;  Richard E Stephenson, KD8STY; Michael L Gent, KD8ZIN; Barbara Ford, KC8UBJ; Judith Kowalsky; Daniel Kowalsky; Anthony Foceri; Kathryn R Ludwick, KD8VVW; and James P Woods, N3AAS.


Matt Gregg,KD8OMT ARRL WV Section Emergency CoordinatorFebruary 2015 Report See ARES® Reports below. Interested in public service and emergency communications, join the ARRL and subscribe to the ARES® E-Letter at and for NON-members

Total number of ARES members:101   Change since last month:

Number of drills, tests and training sessions reported this month: 30 Person hours  82

Number of public service events reported this month: 5  Person hours 27

Number of emergency operations reported this month: 0  Person hours 0

Number of ARES operations reported this Month: 35 Total Person hours 109

WV SEC Matt Gregg  I have sent out emails to the folks who hold the Emergency Coordinator spot that has not sent in reports in some time. I am giving folks a few days to report back to me. If I don't hear back from them via email or phone call I will send letter via USPS to them to get them reporting. We have several openings in the state for Emergency Coordinators and I am looking for volunteers for those counties.


  • Wood County, reported that on February 3rd, WCEC and Wood County ARES held their monthly business meeting at Lubeck Civic Center. The meeting was called to order at 7pm and the business portion was handled. There were 22 ARES members present. The group discussed some of the upcoming events such as the Soup Bean supper that would be held on February 28th, and the Pancake Breakfast that will be held on March 8th. The group also discussed and voted to participate in several activities that will be happening before the end of the year. Even though they are several months away, the group voted on the dates of their annual picnic in August and their Christmas dinner in December. There are several fund raising activities, and communication support events that will be happening before the end of the year. There was so much business to discuss, the meeting wasn’t over until after 9:00pm. Terry also attended the Ritchie County Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting on February 24th. There were 3 Wood County ARES members present at the LEPC Meeting.


  • Pleasants County / Dist. 3, reported that he attended the February 3rd, WCEC and Wood County ARES monthly business meeting which Terry Mills, KC8TUE, reported on. As well as the WCEC/ARES Meeting, Ken attended the Wood County LEPC Meeting on February 11th, the Ritchie County LEPC Meeting on February 24th, and the Regional Interoperable Radio Committee Meeting on February 25thKen said the CW Practice Transmitter operating on 145.63 MHz is transmitting CW lessons 24 hours a day. There have been a few Amateurs who have said they listen to the station from time to time.


  • Mason County, Still working with HF NBEMS and Packet. Yaesu System Fusion repeater is on the way and will be install in Point Pleasant this spring.


  • Marshall County, Nothing new to report. Still doing NBEMS nets.


  • Morgan County, Nothing to report


  • Raleigh County, nothing to report


  • Hancock County, nothing to report


  • Randolph County, Still getting set up, working with local officials to get MOU and local repeater owners to get use of repeaters already up and running in area


  • Kanawha County, meeting cancelled due to weather, next meeting March 19th.


  • Ritchie County, getting nets back up and running


  • District 4, all ok, have good nets going.


  • Tucker County, still having monthly meetings and all is good.


  • Cabell County, still doing weekly nets


Charles Hardy, WV8CH, ARRL WV STM: February 2015 Report
See the ARRL WV Section NTS Net Reports, the Station Activity Reports (SAR) and the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) reports below. 

HF Nets Reporting Stations Traffic Time Minutes Sessions Net Manager 

WV Fone Net           891          83       711              28        W8YS                          WV Midday Net       637           27       561              28       W3GEG     WVCW Net Early       91          38       211              25         KD8G                                  WV CW Net Late       47          22       132               26        KD8G           EPTN                       191            2       108               13       KG4RRN   WV ARES®/RACES 24             0         15                1         WV8CH   

Total                        1881      172      1738              121                 


ARES®/RACES                Stations    Traffic Time Minute Sessions                District 6 ARES®                    50            1           43                4                                              Total                                       50             1           43                4

2 Meter Nets               Stations Traffic Time/Minutes sessions         

BDARC  Net                       59        0             106           4                                          KARC Net                         105        0            189            4     

                  Total                164       0            295           8          

               Station Activity Report  (SAR) –February 2015

Station           Orig    Rec   Sent    Del  Total                                                 KA8ZGY          6         4       6       7       23                                                   W8CPG           7       21       8       0       36                                                        W8YS              0       61     21       0       82                                               WD8DHC        0       33      67       3     103                                              WV8CH           9       93      40      7     149

Total:             22     212    142     17     393                                


                  Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) -February 2015

Station                       1       2       3       4       5       6       Total                  KA8ZGY                 24      23     20      25      0      10        75      W8CPG                  40      36      30        0     0        0      106           WD8DHC               40      40      10        0      0        0        90                        WV8CH                  40     40      30       10      0      30      135                         Stations  = 4         144    139      90     35       0     40        448 ====================================================
Jeff Wood, N8NH, ARRL WV Section ACC
If you have any questions about clubs in your area please feel free to contact me at   73  Jeffrey Woods N8NH.
ARRL Affiliated Clubs –
Visit the ARRL Club site www.arrl/org
 to update your clubs ANNUAL REPORT.

ARRL Affiliated Clubs – Visit the ARRL Club site to update or

WV Clubs - Visit the ARRL Club site to become an ARRL Affiliated Club. 
ARRL VE Testing – Visit the ARRL Exams site for testing


***Please visit the West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council (WVSARC)
website at  and update your
club/organization information and email address.    All WV Amateur Clubs
 are asked to register on the site...
*** Check out the above list of “New”, Upgrade WV Amateurs and ARRL
members for your club to contact as perspective members.
*** WV Club Newsletters – Does your club have a newsletter – please
send hardcopy or by email.

Should you need an update to the listing below, contact:

64 Repeater Group     Dwight D. Hensley, N8HZ, Barboursville, WV

Barbour County Area Amateur Radio Club

Black Diamond ARC /wv8bd/

Charleston Ham fest and Computer Show

Coal Country Amateur Radio Club

Doddridge County Amateur Radio Society

East River Radio Club

Eastern Panhandle ARC

Jackson County ARC

Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club

Kanawha Amateur Radio Club

Logan County ARC 

Mon County Amateur Radio Club 

Monongalia Wireless Assn.

Mountain State Transmitters     Jeffrey A. Broschart, KC8OBS

Mountaineer ARA (contract Joe Radcliff, WD8EOG)

Opequon Radio Society

Parkersburg Amateur Radio Klub

Plateau Amateur Radio Assn

Ritchie Amateur Group

Southern WV ARA, Inc

Stonewall Jackson ARA

Tri-County Ham Radio Club 

Tri-State Amateur Radio Assn.  

West Virginia Amateur Radio

West Virginia DX Assn.                            

West Virginia University ARC

WV State Amateur Radio Council

WV Wesley College ARC


WV HF Nets Name                 Day(s)   Time (local)   Freq. (MHz)    Mgr.

West Virginia CW Early Net    Daily        1900              3.567          KD8G

West Virginia Fone Net              Daily     1800              3.810          W8YS

West Virginia CW Late Net     Daily         2200             3.567          KD8G

WV ARES/RACES Emg.Net  1stThurs .   1830            3.810       WV8CH

West Virginia Mid Day Net      Daily        1145     7.235 / 3.810      W3GEG

Triple States ARES CW Net     Wed.        1846            28.480         KF8RL

TSARC 10 meter Phone Net     Wed.        1930            28.480        N8FQN

TSARC 40 meter Net                Wed.        2000             7.260         K8UGO


WV VHF Nets    Day(s)  Time       Freq. (MHz)        Coverage         Mgr.

8 Rivers ARC      Tu       2100    145.110 T107.2   Pocah. Co. +   KC8CSE

BDARC             Fr/Tu    2100      145.370 T 100.0 Raleigh Co. +  kb8que 

Barbour Co ARES  Th   2100    145.140-           Barbour Co.     KC8MLK

Cabell Co ARES    M       2030  146.760-/443.850 Hunt/KY/OH   KB8LSR

Eastern Pan.Trfi M-F     1845     147.255+    Morg/Berk/Jeff.Co. KG4RRN

Fayette Co. ARES®  2,4 Th  2030     146.790-   Fayette.Co +     WV8CH

Gilmer Co.  ARES®     Th       1900     145.290-   Central WV      KA8ZXP

Harrison Co. ARES®  Th       1900     146.685- North Central WV      WJ8G

Jefferson Co ARES®  Su    2030     147.255+        Jefferson Co.

KARC 2mtr        Su       2030    145.350-      Kanawha Co. +       N8TMW

MountainStateFM  Sat   2100   145.370        Tucker Co./adj.      KD8HJN

Northern WV ARES®  W      2030     145.300-      Northern WV         KB8QIR

Ohio Co ARES®   Su      2000     146.760-       Ohio Co.                KC8CR

Pendleton Co ARES®/R Th   1900      147.285+   Eastern WV      N8HON

PioneerARA2mtr T      1900      146.835-      Central WV         KB8EUN

PlateauARA2mtr  Sa    2000     146.790-       Fayette.Co +       WV8CH

Steuben.Weirton   Su    2000     147.060+    North WV/E OH     W8DYF

SWJARC 2mtr     T      1900      147.210+    North Central WV N8FMD

TSARC News Net F     2000      146.910-     North. Panhdl.          K8AN

TSARC Skywarn  T     1915      146.910-     North. Panhdl     WD8PQG

Tyler Co ARES® Org. M    2100      147.360+    Tyler Co. +     KB8TIV

Wayne Co ARES  M    2100      147.390+    Louisa,KY/WV   KC8ICK

WV East Reg ARES®S M   2000       147.255+  Morg/Berk/Jeff.Co. K8WXI

Michael Erwin, KD8MRU, ARRL WV Section PIC:
Please contact Michael at  should you have questions related to Public Information processes and/or  advertising upcoming events.





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